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Fluvanna SPCA Asks for Community Help to Care for Seized Pit Bulls

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The Fluvanna County SPCA is asking for the community's help as it cares for pit bulls seized after the break-up of an alleged dog fighting ring. The pets are being treated as evidence in the felony case against their original owner Brenton Mathis.

Authorities took 10 pit bulls from Trudy Bradley's home along Haden Martin Road in Palmyra in January. She still stands by her son's innocence and says the dogs they considered family were never mistreated.

Fluvanna SPCA Executive Director Jennie Schulkis explains only staff can work with the dogs. The 10 pit bulls take up a quarter of the available runs in the shelter and require lots of special resources.

“Right now we're very concerned about how we may be able to get through the next few months and not only take care of these dogs properly, but also tend to all the strays that come through normally this time of year,” she said.

Mathis' mother said that the dogs should just be returned home where she claims they were properly cared for.

Mathis is set to be in court on April 28, facing eight felony dog fighting charges.

The SPCA is asking for financial donations to help support the dogs until this court case is resolved.

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